I am someone who's put a lot of hours to both variations of RuneScape, and from my experience I personally believe OSRS is more"pay to acquire". Posting this here since I am not certain the other subreddit would love it much. I'm going to get started with construction. What are my alternatives to train? In RS3 There is the monthly god figurines, which provide 40k free con xp per month(in lv 70. Experience scales) Or I could do Wilderness Warbands, which might give upwards of 240k free con xp a day at lv 70. Or I could search for some RuneScape gold making ideas. It is possible to find [methods] that make around 10m an hour which do not require any stats over 70. So 6 hours of that and you Have Sufficient gp to get 99 con)
Or you can invest $21 and sell bonds. So approx $3.50 for every hour stored. On OSRS if I have 0gp how do I train construction? You can't. You need GP. And if you are low/mid level your choices for money-making aren't great. You are making less than 1m an hour, if you look for methods that don't need anything higher than 70 + in a stat. So you are taking a look to find enough money. Now obviously this is not considering skills that are non-buyable. Since RS3 has treasure hunter you have the capability to purchase xp lamps that are arbitrary in almost any ability. I guess I don't personally see this as a training technique.
Some parts are easier here, some components are easier there. The difference is that osrs is just time consuming. RS3 has variety of moneymakers that are adequate, making RuneScape feel much easier because of it. Also, the free methods of training abilities are usually high level, and dont consider degradation and supply cost (if its through combat, like the case you said for prayer). It is technically free, there is an initial price for gear and supplie (which you will get back later on easily) but still, with 0 gp you won't be able to do it.
And simply to add to it, none of RuneScapes are p2w. They are"pay to progress faster". If you buy consequently gp, and bonds, you may progress faster, reach the endgame will have stuff unlocked. This can be true to both games, but equipment wont make you become able to solo raids or kill gwd effectively in osrs, and it will neither make you immediately be able to kill Araxxor, Telos, etc. Just because RS3 has bet mtx, which is uncooked xp in the majority of the cases, it is considered more p2w, however in fact, they simply help you unlock things faster, and make your progression less grindy.
Combat is far more easy in osrs, than RS3. Much less things to pay attention to, etc. Both game has their different"hard things to pull out" in battle, but the skill ceiling is much lower from osrs. Skilling is as simple as in RS3, as they arent any different, only afk or more grindy. Neither of that 2 things add to difficulty.this is runescape and buy rs gold paypal. Nothing is difficult besides maybe large end bossing. RS3 imo has that hands down besides the inferno but thats a different demon. In RS3 there is nothing and every style has crazy AOE capabilies especially when added into soul split. Even with it farther into RuneScape. Theres lots of approaches to Max battle through abyss with blood neck.vamp aura to readily become maxed very very quickly all afk clicking every 5mins to reset agro or using agro pots.